|Minimum Stay||3 - 6 nights|
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ALOE villa is a luxurious villa built according to the traditional, local style with its private pool and garden, 122 m2, with 3 bedrooms, that sleeps up to 8 persons, facing the sea, the sunset and the White Mountains, located in the western end of the traditional village of Prines, (5 min. driving from Rethymno town), 300 m from the restaurants and the supermarkets, ideal for holidays for couples, families or groups of friends who want to enjoy quiet, homely holidays with a lot of activities in the nature, aqua sports, museums and cultural events for all the ages in magnificent historical places.
WILD FLOWERS villas (LOTUS and ALOE) are two absolutely independent, luxurious newly built traditional villas, with their own private entrance, pool and garden each of them, that are available for LONG-TERM renting, too.No words can describe the unique healthy micro-climate and the pleasant atmosphere in villas LOTUS and ALOE. Each of them has 3 bedrooms that sleeps up to 8 persons. The first floor consists of 2 A/C bedrooms, a bathroom and a veranda with pergola and glorious views of the North Cretan coast, the 'White Mountains' and the sunset . The ground floor consists of the 3rd bedroom, the main bathroom, the spacious living room, the open kitchen with the dining area and all the amenities.The living room opens to the beautiful lawn garden with various trees and blossomed flowers, the private pool, sunbeds, umbrellas, an outdoor dining area, an outdoor shower and BBQ. There are 2 parking spaces in the plot for each villa and free parking in front of the property.
They are located in the west end of the traditional Prines village, 5 km only from Rethymno town and 2,5 km from the nearest beach.
You will enjoy the privacy and the calmness of the area, while you are staying only 300 m from the center of the village where you can find everything you may need in the shops, the restaurants and cafes.
The central heating, the fireplace, the Internet access, the Wi-Fi, the satellite TV, the DVD, and the big wardrobes in combination with the warm and healthy climate create an ideal environment for somebody to live in during the autumn-winter by long-term hiring in special price relaxing or working on line.
Villa LOTUS and villa ALOE are ideal for couples, families with children of all ages and groups, available all the year round.
They are licensed by the Greek National Tourist Organization (GNTO), number 1041K123K2628301
My name is Thei Syfantou. I'm married and mother of two children. I've grown up in many places of the country and I used to visit my grandma in Rethymno every Christmas days and summer. Since I was a child I was falling in love with this area and although my father comes from the famous Corfu island, I prefer Rethymno. After my studies in Law I studied in the University of Athens Social Anthropology on a very interesting subject about Cretan manners and customs and that helped me to learn even more about this magical island with the ancient civilization and the open-hearted, warm and hospitable inhabitants and I want to share my love for Crete with my guests in LOTUS and ALOE villas.
I love reading books, movies, cycling, , gardening, doing meditation, travelling, hiking, making new friends.
Thei Syfantou purchased this villa in 2008
WILD FLOWERS (ALOE and LOTUS) villas are located in the most beautiful and quiet place of the traditional village Prines and they have splendid view of the sunset, White Mountains and the Cretan Sea. Also they are only 5' driving from the town of Rethymno, 2000 m from the beach and 3 km from the University of Crete.The guests can do a lot of activities in this area, such as all the aquatic sports, walking in gorgeous nature, trekking, bird-watching, fishing, playing chess, tennis, swimming, enjoying various sandy beaches, studying in the Cretan University's library (2.5 km from ALOE and LOTUS), cycling, strolling, or simply relaxing near the ALOE and LOTUS pools.
Their best location, their fantastic view, the unique healthy micro-climate and their nice traditional architecture. They are located in an advantageous position for visiting all the worth visiting and historical places in Crete.
Clear directions, found the house easily.
Useful tips from Thei re; local beaches, restaurants ,grocery stores
Very well maintained, clean and spacious.
A good size pool.
AC working well.
Kostis was very helpful and easily available.
Overall very happy and highly recommend.
Thei was such an amazing hostess. We did not get to meet her but her helper kostis took care of all of our needs. She left us a helpful list of things to do too. The house and property are truly beautiful and child friendly. Our kids, 7 5 and 2 years old were right at home. The location was very central for reaching most things on Crete and super close to rethmynon. We loved it! No complaints.
We really enjoyed Aloe Villa. Set in a wonderful location neither too close nor too far from the city of Rethymnon it is an excellent choice for a relaxing getaway.We really liked the view from the balcony and the flowery gardens that create a sense of privacy and tranquility. The pool was also crystal-clear and in general the villa is very cozy. We spent an exquisite holiday, I would definitely recommend it.
We are more than satisfied with everything regarding our holiday in Aloe Villa! The Villa is well equipped and truly beautiful. Its location would be described as the most suitable, in a gorgeous neighbourhood near other villas. The centre of the village, restaurants and bus stations are easily accessible on foot. We were stunned by the beauty of the amazing colours and unforgettable aromas of the garden, as well as the majesty of the view. Thei, the owner, was a very warm and helpful person and we definitely plan to book the villa next year for our vacation in Crete. We highly recommend a vacation in Aloe Villa!!!
We stayed some wonderful days in this quiet place watching the time go by. Complete inventory, very clean and everything works properly. Lots of space for the two of us. We even 'forgot' the telly and enjoyed the kalmth. Good restaurants at short walking distancy, butcher around tehe corner, mini market nearby. Perfect location for us to explore the Rethimno area including its south. Nice contact with the owner and Kostis. Definitely recommendable!
ALOE villa is situated in the middle of an oaks forest at the west edge of the authentic traditional village Prines, facing breathtaking sunsets over the Cretan sea and the White Mountains. You will enjoy the calmness in the most healthy microclimate, you hear only the birds, meanwhile you are 200-300 m. from the cafes, butcher's shop, mini-markets and tavernas with healthy local food in the centre of the village and only 6 km from the vibrant Old historical Town of Rethymno. From the villa you can walk, cycle or drive through a magnificent nature and reach the nearest beach (2 km) with good facilities and restaurants. Due to its geographical best position in the island villa ALOE is ideal for absolute relax and privacy as well as for one day excursions to the natural treasures and especially important worth-visiting archaeological, cultural and historical sights all over Crete. Mountains with wild flowers and healing herbs, gorges (Kourtaliotis, Prasiano, Imbros gorges), the enormous sandy beach of Petres (7 km), the beaches in the south, Kournas Lake (20 km), land caves and sea caves (3 km), small restaurants with delicious healthy food (300 m), hospital (5km), pharmacy (1km) and the Cretan University (3km) are in close distance. In the nearby village Atsipopoulo (1 km) you'll find three supermarkets, bakery, cafe, restaurants, pharmacies and in your entrance to Rethymno you'll find even more supermarkets (Liddl's, Carfour) and the Hospital of Rethymno. The picturesque Rethymno Town is the most living-friendly town in Crete. From it's local market you'll buy fresh fruits and fresh fishes and seafood.There are a lot of small shops where you can buy fine clothes, furs, jewels, various hand made clothes, imaginative toys and gifts. Walking in the afternoon in the full of all these small shops, restaurants and bars narrow streets of it's Old Town is an unforgettable experience. You can hire four wheeled bicycles for three persons and cycling all the Old Town or walking in the large Promenade up and down the sea front or eat fresh sea food and fishes in the Old Harbour in front of the light-house or play chess free with the other children and adults on the sandy beach. You will enjoy all the sea sports and activities in the enormous beach of north Cretan sea between Rethymno town and Georgioupolis or swim in the many south beaches of Libyan sea (30' driving) of the prefecture of Rethymno. You can walk in the fantastic gorges (Kourtaliotis, Prasiano, Imbros) and see the rare wild colourful flowers and collect the famous healing herbs of the Cretan nature mainly during the spring and summer. You will enjoy the plays and the concerts and happenings of the Renaissance Festival in Fortezza castle near the Old Harbour from July to October. You will be always welcome in any local village fete, enjoy the local music and dance with the inhabitants.